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and requires they receive fema level training and active shooters and natural disasters. vote yes on 11 to ensure 911 emergency care is there when you or your love one need it. thousands without power in the north bay. right now pg and e crews inspecting power lines following a strike to prevent a wild firer thanks for joining us. in the worst case they say it could be days before tens of thousands get their electricity back on after an intention gnat shutdown. it is a move under new policies after last year's devastating wild fires. amy is live with the latest, amy. >> reporter: hi.
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one resident here told us it was so windy it was hard to sleep. it was scare ay scary. it reminded her of last year. no wind. people are wondering why the people are back on. businesses are wondering how long they can afford to go without power. the grapes had been picked and now are ready to be destemmed and crushed which requires heavy machinery which requires electricity. >>it is a very busy time and pretty big inconvenience not to have power right now. >> reporter: at the frank family vineyards they moved the grapes into a dark stone building to try to keep them cool until the power comes back on. while we were visiting another truckload of grapes came in. they cancelled grape picking today while they try to deal with the grapes they had and they also closed their tasting room. >> our tasting room is very
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important tour business and everybody else in the neighborhood too. >> the grocery store is also closed. lose some food because of the y outage. employees are staying home from work. what is your reaction to this? >> it is kind of sad after what happened last year. >> all seasons bistro brought in dry ice to try to keep their food from spoiling. it will only work for so long. >> if power isn't back on by 2:00 we are probably out 20 grand. >> there were concerns the winds could knock over a power line and start a fire. >> there are precautionary measures but getting word it will be 48 hours to upawards of five days is ridiculous. i'm dumbfounded. >> back at the vineyard there is talk of buying a generator if they are doing this every
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season. >> i understand why they are doing it. it is up to us to deal with new normals. >> it is inspecting line to see if the wind did any damage and if any repairs are needed. they don't have a date as to when the power will be turned back on. it could take up to five days. at this time they just don't know. abc 7 news. >> all right. thank you. abc 7 news reporter is also there covering the power outage. this show it is scene at a gas station in town. take a look. >> you're looking here right now where the power outage continues because of pg and e shutting down the lines. at about 8:00 last night the red flag alert and what we have now is, well, for instance we have a
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gas station and this gentleman right here, what's your name? >> andre. >> where are you going? you're sitting here why? >> because i have no gas and there's no power. >> what do you make of this? >> ridiculous. how are they going have no gas or power for a whole town? >> they say it is to keep this town from burning down. >> well, that's putting a lot of people out of business. >> wlechen do you think you'll gas? >> hopefully in the next 20 minutes or so. >> this isn't it is it? >> that's not it. >> all right. you can also go to to find out if you're power may get cut off. it will tell you if your home is served by pg and e and whether you are going to lose your
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electricity. mike has been tracking the fire danger very closely. how long before we are out of this peak danger period? >> that's the good news. let me showou how we got there. it continues to decline. declinc it is faster than severe thunderstorm that is 58 degrees. hamilton 34. not too bad here. you can see right now we are from 11 in the area. it is 33 in knoxville look at the single digit relative humidity levels. we are 9 in oakland. it is up in the hills where it is even rs that's w dang until noo rlly warm this week.
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i'll have that coming up. back to you for more news. >> all right. thanks. you can get alerts like the ones we sent out about the red flag warning. there is a section dedicated just to weather. you can customize the app to get breaking news alerts. today traffic on fremont street next to the sales force transit center is open again. that critical block of the commute has been closed or had been closed since the discovery of cracked steel beams at the new transit hub. we are live downtown with how traffic and repairs are going, amanda. >> reporter: good morning. it is a huge deal for anyone who commutes through downtown san francisco. we spoke to those on foot who say this was a welcomed site. >> traffic under the sales force transit center was moving just in time for the monday morning
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commute. after nearly three weeks closur closures and detours skrak ki car pools into the area. she has had to maneuver through car and foot traffic. >> it is horrible. people don't know which way to go. any change makes people get nervous. >> a necessary change after cracks were discovered in a steel beam on september 25th. >> what has it been like the last three weeks? >> just a pain. >> he drives into the city. on foot he says the most frustrating part of not being able to access the transit center is inability to avoid traffic lights. >> all of these intersections being on manual control and you wait forever to cross the road. >> others aren't forced to navigate through the traffic. many are ready for thework to w.
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>> my wife was really enjoying the park up there. >> and the transit center remains closed. i'm in sanco, abc 7 news. a plan for gridlock on the san francisco side of the bay bridge during the late night and early morning hours. they will be replacing joint seals on tuphe upper and lower deck of the bridge. the overnight repair work will fluctuate between the upper and lower depending on the day. up to four of five lanes could be closed for the work and you can go to for closure information. electric scooters are back on san francisco streets. we captured this new video of scooters after they are rolled out. scoot network also has the
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scooters out. it is the only two to operate under a permit program. it is against the city's scooter program. they claim the permit process was unfair. 22 days and counting until election day. it seems president trump is everywhere. the latest appearance a wide ranging sit-down interview touching on everything from climate change to brett kavanaugh. >> reporter: with the midterms three weeks away president trump is on a media blitz. >> you did a great job on television the other night and i didn't do so bad either. >> this he was referring to his headline making interview with 60 minutes. >> i'm not denying climate change but it could very well go back. >> what about the scientists who say it's worse than ever? >> they have a very big
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political agenda. >> among the topics, russian interference. >> i think china meddled too. >> and blasey ford's testimony on sexual assault. >> you seem to be lied. >> it doesn't matter. we won. >> let's say i'm h po -- paid for by trump if you take the test and it shows you're on indian. >> warren releasing her dna results today. >> what do the facts say? >> you absolutely have native american in your pedigree. >> they say six to ten generations ago. warren is asking trump to donate to the national indigenous. he says it was merely a
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hypothetical. abc news, washington. it's a story that's getting more international attention. the saudi journalist that walked into a consolate, the search take place right now and what the king told president trump this morning. western states may have blocked trump from would you take a 3-year-old for 57 days? >> no. >> next "right this mi
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president trump is getting a
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first land look. president trump and the first lady arrived about a half hour ago. he praised officials for response to the deadly storm. >> they have done an incredible job. >> the storm in the 155 miles per hour winds slammed into the florida panhandle. it is the first to ever hit land. it is now being blamed for at least 18 deaths in four states. search and rescue continues with nearly four people still unaccounted for. one of the easiest ways is through the american red cross. you make a $10 donation by texting the word michael to 90999. president trump is suggesting rogue killers may be responsible for whatever happened to missing washington post columnist.
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mr. trump told reporters this morning that he spoke with saudi king by phone and that the king firmly denied any knowledge of his t disappearance. >> he didn't really know. i don't want to get into his mind but it sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers. who knows? we'll try getting to the bottom of it very soon. his was a flat >> pompeo is on his way to meet with officials. they fear a saudi hit team killed him. he was last seen almost two weeks ago. considering using west coast mill their bases or other federal properties for shipments of u.s. coal and natural gas to asia. it would be a run around because they rejected private sector efforts to build new coal ports.
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the city of oakland issued a ban through the old army base. a judge struck it down last may. interior secretary says it is a matter of national security to ensure they have access to affordable fuels. it is what many of you are talking about this morning, royal baby watch. we have the scoop about the duke and dutchess and their big
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check this out. all of that sunshine waiting for you and temperatures up to 20, 21 degrees warmer than what we dealt with this time yesterday when the fog was finally burning off. everybody in the low to mid-70s including san francisco with that 70 degree temperature. you can see the flag on the right side of the screen. winds are about 10 miles per hour. not a bad day to walk across the big span. sunn, warm today and the breezes will continue to relax. that's why the wind advisory is over and red flag warning will end at we are talking low 40s and above average highs will be in the neighborhood for the next several days. this area of high pressure is not going any where any time soon. the average high in dallas is 79. their high is 46.
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it's not supposed to be that cold. we are getting warmth until that marches on towards the east. look at this. low to mid-80s in the south baya along the east bay 79 in richmond. hercules 81. low to mid-80s in our east bay valleys. not too bad. not a spare the air day. the dry air is going to keep us in the mid-to upper a slight sea breeze will kick in. it will push you down to
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mid-to upper 50s. oakland, san jose and santa cruz near 50 tonight. the rest of us in the mid-to upper 40s. cooler nights on the way. the afternoons won't be quite as warm. we have another offshore event and that will linger into the weekend. >> all right. thank you. >> sure. >> sears filed bankruptcy. once america's largest retailer sears hopes it will keep operating through the holidays. it has already closed hundreds of sears and k-mart stores. there are more than a dozen sears locations and five stores here in the bay area. >> royal baby news. prince harry and meghan markle
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are minutes can mean the difference between life and death. proposition 11 saves lives by ensuring medical care is not delayed in an emergency. proposition 11 establishes into law the longstanding industry practice of paying emts and paramedics to remain on-call during breaks
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and active shooters and natural disasters. vote yes on 11 to ensure 911 emergency care is there when you or your love one need it.
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>> we have some breaking news. a deadly crash there at highway 101. they are shut downright now completely. two ve a
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caltrans vehicle. it does not appear that the wreck involves a we will keep you posted on our news app. with less than a month until election day they are working to staff 849 polls places. high school students 16 and older can also participate. royal baby watch underway. this time the duke and dutchess are expecting. we have more on the surprise announcement from london. >> and finally the news we have been waiting for. they are expecting. the ss auts
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th morning on twitter tweeting their royal highness is pleased to announce they are expecting a baby. prince harry had this to say. >> children? >> not currently, no. i think one step at a time and hopefully we'll start a family in the near future. >> and last friday the happenty couple revealed their secret to members of the royal family. the couple landed in sydney, australia. >> they have a special engagements in sidney. they are going to do a walk about and meet the crowds. i think that's what everybody will be asking about. i think that they will be very happy to chat abiliout it. >> a two we lots of action including opening the games. a cause very dear to prince harry's heart.ade the same trip
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under as have their parents, princess diana and prince charles before them. huge excitement in australia. it hasn't changed the ie ten rare since the baby news. there are questions whether or not. both are under zika warnings. they say at this point the trip goes on as planned. abc news, london. >> even though they said it was a surprise when i saw her in the big blue coat i was wondering. >> it didn't quite fit like it used to, did it? >> they talked about it far for a while. we are happy for them. >> yes. thank you for joining us. who wants
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